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7 Weekend Improvement Projects You Can Do in Your Pajamas

The winter months are synonymous with hibernation mode. Who wants to go outside during the 1/5 Florida cold days? So don't let the next blizzard or polar vortex take the wind out of your home renovation sails. A frigid winter weekend is the perfect time tackle an...

8 Cleaning Chores We All Forget Make a Huge Difference

Cleaning the house is a must before the guests arrive. Yet while we'll bet your countertops sparkle and your floors gleam, there are a few cleaning tasks that probably fell off your to-do list. So before you hang up your mop and duster, check this list twice to see if...

6 Holiday Fire Hazards To Avoid

The holidays may be billed as the most wonderful time of year, but they're also a prime time for unexpected dangers, like house fires. Everything from that deep-fried turkey to your Christmas lights to fried Hanukkah donuts can spark a blaze. So in an effort to keep...

6 Explanations Your Thermostat is Out of Whack

You rely on your thermostat to keep the temperature levels in your home in check. However, if your thermostat is on the fritz, it could throw off your whole HVAC system, which will affect your comfort level. That's because if your system is working harder, you'll have...

3 Frequently Asked Questions About Home Plumbing

When it comes to your home plumbing, you probably never give it a second thought until you are forced to deal with something not working right. Plumbing issues can range from seemingly minor problems to major emergencies that can't wait to be fixed. All in all, it's...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Home Heating Systems

It's that pivotal time of the year when your annual heating system service call is on your mind, or at least it should be. This service call, which is also referred to as a furnace tune-up, is a safe and smart move that definitely pays off in the long run. But is it...

Your Top 5 Fireplace Questions, Answered

It's starting to feel like fall in Florida! So you are probably getting in the mood to hear the snap, crackle, and pop of a roaring fire. Here's everything you need to know about your fireplace and how to make your home cozy this winter season. How do I use a...

Laundry Mishaps Solved!

We have all been there: You pour out a clean load of laundry only to find socks missing and holes in your favorite t-shirt. It's frustrating to think that your washer and dryer - two of the handiest household appliances- are responsible for your laundry mishaps and...

Things You Should Never Put in The Dishwasher

An energy-efficient dishwasher can save close to 5,000 gallons of water a year compared with hand-washing, according to the Environmental Protection Agency With stats like that, we understand if you're tempted to throw everything in the dishwasher. But hold on, you...

The Expiration Date on Your Home’s Exterior & More Outdoors

How long does paint last? This question might sneak up on you as you as your home's exterior paint job starts looking a bit worse for wear. After all, it takes an effort to keep a house in tiptop shape, and if something's gotta give, whatever's outdoors tends to go...

5 Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete This Fall

Once autumn's chill is in the air, we don't think twice about swapping our tank tops for sweaters and stocking our pantry with pumpkin-spice everything. So why wouldn't we prepare our houses for the chill, too? Yes, that first freeze can often take us by surprise,...

Common Toilet Problems – Easy Fix or Call a Professional

Nothing ruins the day faster than when you realize that your toilet isn't working the way it should. The question is: can you fix it yourself or do you need to call a professional? Before figuring out which option is the best for you, find out which problem best...

How To Extend the Life of These 4 Major Appliances

Appliances are designed to make your life easier, but having to repair or replace one prematurely can put a major strain on your wallet. Sure, they undergo daily wear and tear, but appliances are expected t weather years of use. However, did you know that you could be...

Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

There's no more important thing to think about for your home than the safety of you and your loved ones. When it comes to electrical safety, you shouldn't mess around. Electrical safety hazards can be potentially life-threatening, but the good news is that with proper...

Home Lighting Efficiency Tips

The U.S. Department of Energy says that "the typical" homeowner who spends about $1,400 a year on electricity can cut costs by 30%, or $420 a year. You won't see tangible proof appear before your eyes and you will have to study your electric bills carefully, but if...

Common Dishwasher Problems That Can Be Fixed

There are two main appliances within a home that are loved by everyone. The first being the washer and dryer. Not only does it make everyone's life easier by not having to leave the house to do laundry, but the clothes smell wonderful afterward. The second one being...

25 Simple Things You Can Do To Prolong the Life of Your Plumbing

If you brushed your teeth this morning, you probably used 2 gallons of water. Afterward, if you took a shower, you used as much as 5 gallons per minute. Still, that's better than filling a bathtub, which requires about 36 gallons of water. Your "tab" equals 100...

Home Tips: How to Prevent Dry Rot In Your Home

The topic of dry rot isn't something that comes up in everyday conversation. In fact, many people don't even know it's a part of their home until they have a reason to look for it. Whether you recently had a home inspection that detected dry rot in your home, or you...

Common Problems Found During Home Inspections

Buying a house is serious business. Whether a recently built estate or a modest fixer-upper, getting the lowdown on your potential home is of tantamount importance. A qualified home inspector is always your best bet for a thorough home evaluation, but it's a good idea...

The Most Common Mistakes Swimming Pool Owners Make

You've waited all year, and it's finally pool season. But all the fun in the sun also comes with big responsibilities for those tasked with maintaining the pool. You want to keep it in pristine condition so your family and friends can splash around all summer long,...

5 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Windows

Every home will need new windows at some point. Your house may not be able to talk to you, but nevertheless, it gives you signs when something's not right. A home's windows are particularly communicative. Although they don't last forever, high-quality, well-maintained...

DIYs To Avoid When Selling Your Home

If you have ever gotten ready to sell a home, you know that in order to fetch top dollar, you need to get your place in good shape. However, that costs money and you may be wondering why not save some cash by taking on a few of these projects yourself? That's all well...

5 Tasks That Aren’t Too Hot to Handle

Sweet summertime is here, in all its lemonade stand/frosé (frozen rosé, for the uninitiated)/backyard barbecue glory. And we are ready for it! So as temps in Florida begin to reach record highs, that makes manual labor pretty darn unbearable, you'd be forgiven for...

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